Gilbert’s is a homey place. It’s just a long rectanguar room with square tables.
My wife and I ordered Lobster Rolls and shared an order of Onion Rings,, I ordered their “famous” Seafood Chowder and our friend let me try his steamed lobster.
Unfortunately, we went during Lobster Molting Season. Although the waitress swore that they were “sweeter” this way, the steamed lobster was watery and shunken and had very little flavor. I wasn’t impressed.
While it’s not Gilbert’s fault that lobsters molt, it is their fault that they didn’t let us know. For the land-locked among us, live lobster is a rarity, and I had no idea when molting season was or that it affected the taste.
The seafood chowder was nice, but it’s hardly fair to even mention it on the same page with the Maitake Mushroom & Chesapeake Bay Crab Chowder from the Arad Evans Inn. The Onion rings were nice and crispy and hot. The Lobster Rolls were served cold. I don’t know if this is traditional or just a screw-up in the kitchen. They didn’t taste like much of anything, and I didn’t finish mine.
All things considered, it wasn’t a bad meal, but it didn’t even rise to the level of “average” and I don’t have the desire to go back any time in the near future.
Lunch for two, including tax, but not tip was $45.